“I mean the heat, and distances between locations – we were travelling 3-4 hours every day on unpaved road,” he explained.
With the tribes split along Brains V Brawn, it’s any man’s game, with the winning contestant usually possessing a mixture of skills that see them outwit, outplay and outlast.
At the end, the season will answer – which is more valuable in the game of Survivor?
To see who couldn’t survive this season, keep scrolling to see every eliminated contestant so far.
With Brawn winning immunity in the challenge, Brains was sent to Tribal Council.
George, a political staffer, and perhaps one to watch, played an advantage that saw him save himself, Rachel, Cara, Georgia, and Wai – Phil had their torch snuffed, making them the first contestant to be sent packing.
The artist left their crocheted bucket hat as a memento for the Brains team.
“ROBBED and GUTTED” they shared on Instagram.
“I guess if I was going to be the first out, at least it was a crazy twist that had to be used to get rid of me.
“To the Brains, I’m forever Team Brains and wish you well for the journey ahead!” they wrote.
After struggling to complete the puzzle component in the Immunity Challenge, hardworking mum-of-three Janelle was the first to leave the Brawn tribe.
Despite her plan to knock the boys' club down a notch by conspiring to have Emmet eliminated, the dedicated hockey-player still found herself on the chopping block.
Although just one vote away from an elimination tie with Shannon, Janelle's flame was extinguished.
She took to Instagram after her exit, writing: "The trick is to realise that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give."
"Win or lose the game is finished. It's over! It's time to forget and prepare for the next challenge."
With the Brawn Tribe down to 11 players, it was time for a majority to be formed.
While the girls conspired to break up the Gavin, Simon, Emmet trio, the boys and a few others promised to vote out Kez to prove their loyalty to Daini, the swing vote.
It was looking bad for Kez in terms of votes until she played her last-minute immunity idol, sending Gavin packing with a shocking blindside.
Poor Gavin had his flame extinguished by JLP.
"What can I say, all good things come to an end 🔥," the former AFL-player wrote on Instagram.
He has shared support from friends, fans and family on his stories as well.
Benny, the entrepreneur with a real estate background, was very confident in his social game.
However, a sub-par performance in the challenges made him an easy pick for Simon, who hoped to avoid losing any members of his alliance - even if it meant declaring a truce with his nemesis, Shannon.
Simon pulled off the shocking blindside, sending Benny packing.
It seems he has had very little to say about the elimination since.
Having successfully avoided Tribal Council for three consecutive episodes, it was time for the Brains Tribe to return to Jonathan for some bloodletting.
George was already stirring drama on the way in, wearing his immunity idol around his neck for all to see, inciting annoyance among most of the tribe.
His somewhat reluctant alliance agreed to vote out Laura, but Joey ended up with the majority, sending Mitch home instead in a complete blindside.
The good doctor had his flame extinguished by JLP.
We'll miss you Mitch!
Cara (kind of)
With Brains back at Tribal Council, Cara had an Immunity idol to play, and decided to play it for the divisive politician, George.
Brains has been chomping at the bit to get rid of George, but his immunity forced a re-vote, and Cara was the one who was eventually voted out.
She told a crying George she did it because she wanted to, her maternal instincts leading to her selflessness.
However, not all is lost! As she walked away from her tribe, she noticed a sign reading "“YOUR TRIBE MAY HAVE SPOKEN BUT YOUR GAME IS NOT OVER … ANOTHER TRIBE IS WAITING FOR YOU. TAKE THIS TORCH AND JOIN THEM.”
Cara will re-join Survivor as part of the Brawn tribe ... but what will they have to say about that?